TOKYO, JAPAN - JUNE 20:  Director Shinji Higuchi attends the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2022 Award Ceremony at Meiji Jingu Kaikan Hall on June 20, 2022 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)
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Shin Ultraman's
Shinji Higuchi
Sees No Reason
To Return To
Attack On Titan
Shinji Higuchi's two live-action "Attack on Titan" movies from 2015 received mixed reactions from the critics and even harsher responses from fans of the original "Attack on Titan" manga and its anime adaptation due to the looseness of the adaptation. To be fair, the films did come out six years before the manga ended.
Looper got the chance to speak to Shinji Higuchi for an exclusive interview at the Canadian premiere of "Shin Ultraman" at the Fantasia International Film Festival 2022, and we asked him if he'd have approached "Attack on Titan" differently if he were to revisit the series today. "I'm not sure because I've never thought of it that way,” Higuchi said.
“Right now, I don't see a reason or justification for making that manga into a movie, so I can't really answer that," the director confessed. While acknowledging the translation might have affected the tone of Shinji Higuchi's response, it's not clear if Higuchi meant there’s no justification now or that there never was, but it’s certain that he doesn't prioritize revisiting past projects and prefers to move forward.